A Russian Christmas Cooking Day!

For the first time in well, ever, I was around for the annual making Vareniky for Christmas Eve Event. This year we all gathered at my niece Debbee’s house for the cooking. My mother Nadia was at the helm keeping us on track. Here’s the crew of mother, daughters, daughter in laws, and granddaughters, and great grandson. The youngest granddaughter was here, too, with photos to follow…


We were making Vareniky, which we have for dessert on Christmas Eve. The recipe and description of what they are is here  from last years event if you are curious…



I think we ended up making close to 200 of these lovelies!!


Some of the guys showed up, too, hoping for a treat or two!


And Miss Hope is here from Dallas for her very first Christmas!

Photobucket is holding all my photos from 2007 to 2015 hostage and has replaced them all with ugly black and grey boxes asking for a ransom to have them re-published. Such a frustrating bother as I go through each post to delete the ugly boxes.

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

18 thoughts on “A Russian Christmas Cooking Day!

  1. What a wonderful family tradition. And the aprons time warped me back to my grandmother’s cooking days when I was little. I have never heard the term, hoop cheese. Interesting.

  2. This makes me yearn for such an event in my own family. Currently we are too spread apart. What a tremendous blessing, and not just the 200 lovelies.

  3. This looks like so much fun! I would love to have been a mouse in the wall…….no, I would love to have been there cooking with you all.

  4. How wonderful that you took a step picture with all the cooks. . you could start a cooking blog with all those hard working girls. The vereniky look great. . I’ll go now and see how the recipe goes again.
    Well done. . .oh and cute baby pictures too.

  5. Looks absolutely fun & delicious.

    Could you please tell me how to post 4 pics in one? I meant ‘a 4 way split’?

    Thank you very much…..Merry Christmas from Hong Kong.

  6. You are so blessed to of been able to share such a joyous family connection. Many people would die for that. Please cherish every moment of your time spent together for so many out there have no family at all.

    Happy Holidays to you all

  7. What a great way to get all of you into one photo! I clicked back to your recipe last year to remind myself what the main ingredients were. Everyone looked like they had a wonderful time.

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